In line with this year's theme, people have marked Yoga Day at home and with their families, the prime minister said
The Delhi chief minister practised yoga at his official residence in the morning.
With the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, the International Day of Yoga is being marked on digital media platforms sans mass gatherings.
In his message on the sixth International Day of Yoga, the prime minister said due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world is feeling the need for Yoga more than ever.
International Yoga Day 2020: To guide a beginner through the process, various apps have been developed. Several apps even help intermediates and experts with new Yoga asanas to achieve better flexibility and fitness.
In September 2014, during his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Narendra Modi proposed that June 21 be declared as 'International Yoga Day'. The move was eventually backed by 177 nations and adopted in merely 75 days.
Experts have noted that in a times of anxiety and stress such as these, Yoga is one of the most effective ways to maintain a steady state of mind.
PM Modi proposed that June 21 be picked for celebrating International Yoga Day because it marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere – the longest day of the year – which is considered auspicious in many cultures.
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International Yoga Day 2020 India Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation. This year's theme is 'Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family'
International Yoga Day will go digital for the first time since June 21, 2015, when it began to be celebrated annually across the world, coinciding with the Summer Solstice each year.
Iyengar also had the distinction of being among the personalities to feature on Google Doodle in India, North America, Europe, Russia and Indonesia, on his birthday in 2015.
There are several yoga exercises that can be done at one’s workstation or, in this case, our houses.
Modi, an avid practitioner of yoga, has been leading the Yoga Day events organised by the Ayush Ministry every year on June 21.
Yoga finds a balance between your conviction, excitement, hope, regret and other emotions and helps to keep them in check to prevent hazardous bets.
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For his part in popularising yoga in India and around the world, the government in 1991 awarded Iyengar the Padma Shri.
The Minority Affairs Minister performed Yoga in Patel Nagar along with a large number of people to mark the International Day of Yoga.
The loss or profit making is an exercise which has an impact on your heart and brain resulting in an impact on the whole body.
Given the projections, one can expect the slice of revenue from the yoga pie to grow larger and larger in the coming years.
Our MPs could avail the benefits of yoga, considering it helps attain peace of mind, patience and logic in speech—things that will come in handy during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament
He sold his idea to the global community in no time, much to everyone’s surprise.
State governments and all stake holders are undertaking several activities to ensure good participation in the yoga day celebrations, according to the statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi commemorates International Yoga Day 2018 celebrations at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.